Risk of vaccinia transfer to the hands of vaccinated persons after smallpox immunization.

@article{Talbot2004RiskOV,
  title={Risk of vaccinia transfer to the hands of vaccinated persons after smallpox immunization.},
  author={Thomas R. Talbot and Ellis Ziel and Jennifer K Doersam and Bonnie Lafleur and Sharon J. Tollefson and Kathryn Margaret Edwards},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={
          536-41
        }
}
Transmission of vaccinia virus after smallpox vaccination is a concern. We conducted a prospective examination of the protection afforded by vaccination-site bandages in recently vaccinated individuals. After smallpox vaccination, inoculation sites were covered with 2 occlusive dressings. Site assessment and bandage changes occurred every 3-5 days until the site was healed. At each visit, specimens from the vaccination site, outer dressing surface, and contralateral hand were obtained for… CONTINUE READING

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